Now he and Jane, his wife of 65 years, are moving to an assisted-living facility, and beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, many of the furnishings and memorabilia in their residence at 605 Creek Lane will be sold off on site by Bartus Auction Management. According to auctioneer Bill Bartus, Farragut will be on hand to autograph the football items that are among the several hundred lots in the sale.
They include photographs, such as a 2005 NFL Golf Classic poster signed by several players; a Super Bowl jacket decorated with MVP helmets; an Eagles alumni hat; and an All-Pro hanging wall carpet.
Furnishings include bedroom sets, both contemporary and one believed to have come down through the Chew family; a dresser also believed to have been in the Chew family; paintings; porcelains; and decorative items, notably a Lenox mantel clock with an eagle on it.
Bartus, who has been in the auction business for more than 45 years, specializing in real estate, cattle, and more recently in sales of intellectual property, is reluctant to estimate what prices the auction will bring. It depends, he said, "on if we get the fans.